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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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So I shot a school play with EX-3 @ 1080/30p. Another parent shot it @ 1080/30p with a HVX 200 recording to a firestore, he gave me a folder of .mov clips. I would like to intercut the two angles but am not sure if i should do a mixed format timeline or transcode everything to Prores?

I am cutting on a 3.0 ghz dual quad core mac pro with 8g's of ram and a internal raid config.

Also... how do I join all those 2gb clips from the firestore?

thanks in advance.

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Old June 4th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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Place the HVX files on a single timeline and export as ProRes. You have to be absolutely sure that the two camera files have the same pixel dimensions, pixel ratios and frame rates otherwise multi-cam will not work.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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thanks william,

both the ex3 and the hvx were shot at 1080p/30... not sure about the pixel ratios

so once i place the hvx files on a single timeline and export... i can create a new project using my xdcam settings in fcp and re-import the prores hvx for a multicam?

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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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The XDCam files need to be transcoded to ProRes as well. Forgot to write that.

You could transcode the XDCam files to the same DVCProHD codec like the HVX files but you would still need to export an edit of HVX files for multi-cam. I think ProRes is the way to go.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:00 AM   #5
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so transcode both xdcam and hvx files to prores and then use multicam editing function in fcp.

thanks for the help!
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